Turkey to install new Air-Defense System on Syrian Border

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Turkey to Install New Air-Defense Systems on Syrian Border

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    ANKARA — The Turkish military will install and test capabilities of locally-developed air-defense systems around a southern province that has become the target of rocket attacks from neighboring Syria.

    Security officials said that the new systems will be deployed at the Elbeyli border crossing in the province of Kilis in southern Turkey. Rockets thought to be originating from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) strongholds across the border have killed 21 people and injured more than 80 this year.

    Turkey has so far responded with artillery fire, claiming that it has killed hundreds of ISIL fighters.

    “We need better protection in that part of the border,” said one military official. “Air defense is more a priority than deterrence or offensive capabilities.”

    One system to be deployed is the counter-mortar radar system, “Serhat,” developed by the military-electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company. The will work in conjunction with “Korkut,” a self-propelled air-defense gun system, also developed by Aselsan.

    “These efforts will boost and upgrade border security in that area,” the military official said.

    The Korkut weapon can fire 1,100 rounds per minute and is expected to destroy rockets some four kilometers away before they hit the ground.

    The Serhat radar offers a 360-degree azimuth coverage for the detection and tracking of mortar fire. It is designed to generate input for units under asymmetrical attack. Its modular design allows for use on a tripod, on a tower or building, or on a vehicle-mounted mast.

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    AFAIK system is not in service yet, it is getting real life testing now at the border.

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